SmallGovCon Week In Review: September 9-13, 2013

As the end of the fiscal year nears, keeping up with the news may be the last thing on the minds of small government contractors.

So, in case you missed it, this week’s SmallGovCon Week in Review features a dispute over the VA’s SDVOSB contracting practices, the Federal Times‘ take on procurement reforms proposed by the Professional Services Council, a thoughtful blog by Guy Timberlake on small business goals, and much more.

  • The Professional Services Council seeks ways to decrease bid protests as part of proposed procurement reforms. [Federal Times]
  • Some analysts project that sequestration will lead to an even bigger September than usual for small government contractors (let’s hope they’re right).  [Federal News Radio]
  • Guy Timberlake of the American Small Business Coalition questions why agencies are entitled to take credit against their small business goals for awards made under unrestricted solicitations.  [The ASBC].
  • The Native PTAC is offering downloads of presentations from its 2013 Opening Doors Event (some interesting stuff here).  [Native PTAC]
  • A research paper entitled “The Congressional War on Contractors” discusses Congress’s “fundamental misunderstanding” of the suspension and debarment regime. [NCMA]
  • Small contractors charged with bringing GSA managers. [Washington Post]
  • The VA is disputing reports that it has reclassified more than $1 billion in SDVOSB set-aside contracts over the last 10 years.  [Set-Aside Alert]

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